In today’s verse, we learn of God’s decision to change the name of our forefather Avram to Avraham. The meaning of the name Avraham comes from the Hebrew root “Av” (אב) which means “father.” Therefore we see that Avraham was the father of all the nations for it was Avraham who began the unique recognition of One God., as has been taught throughout every generation since Biblical times. Dedicated to uncovering the meaning behind the words of the Bible, the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies provides an online forum where they teach thousands of people God’s holy words every single day. Be a part of their exciting journey to bring Torah into the world by signing up today.
Today’s beautiful photo by Bar Artzi Photography was taken in the Shokeda Forest in southern Israel. Many come to visit this eucalyptus forest during the winter, when it becomes completely covered with a magnificent wildflower blossoms.
Shalom Rabbi Tuly- Please share with me how I may pray for Israel. It is my deepest hearts desire to visit there one day. You are the “apple of G_ds eye” and it is my hope to learn more about this awesome land. My home is St. Petersburg (Pinellas Park) Florida. –Kerry Mischka